Want To Write Comedy? | Video Tutorial

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Being able to produce material on a consistent basis is one of the keys to succeeding in comedy. Whether you are a writer, or want to be a standup comic, you must be able to write material that has structure.

I’ve been asked time and time again to give a demo on how to write comedy. Since joke writing is the building block of comedy writing, as a whole, I am going to demonstrate it here.

The total video is around 47 minutes. It shows the recommended prep necessary to take on the task of writing and some background information to get you ready. Also be warned, this is NOT for kids. There is some NC-17 stuff here.

When you are writing comedy you never, and I mean NEVER edit yourself in the first draft. You always save that for the second or third pass on the the material. So if you are sensitive to language (most of it written) and you are limited on time… then DON’T WATCH THE VIDEO!

If you want to REALLY see the joke writing process and learn one of the fundamental steps in learning how to write comedy, then grab your notebook, a cup of coffee and enjoy!

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NOTE: THIS IS ONLY ONE METHOD ON HOW TO WRITE COMEDY…

 

 

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Jerry says:

Thanks Pete! Nice work. Can’t wait to see/hear/watch more! Any videos online that you can share? Let’s spread the word!

Pete Wickham says:

Hey Jerry,

I enjoyed your comedy writing lesson and feel like I owe you something funny in return. Since you used Tiger Woods I’ll use him too. I wonder if Tiger’s wife found him funny. Clearly she didn’t find his infidelities funny. But still being in her twenties I have no doubt she laughed all the way to the bank. That Tiger is a very funny guy!